Scottish Politics Thread

An excellent post. Thanks. And it reveals that all other languages, including modern French, German, Spanish etc, can't compare with English in the capacity to create new words and concepts.

To take banal examples, the French word for "striptease" is "le striptease", and their word for "bestseller" is "le bestseller".

What French for “does your dog bite”?

 

shellbackmac

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With Nicola Sturgeon proclaiming that next General Election is going to be a "de facto" referendum, at least it finally puts to bed the large porky pie peddled at every council election, Scottish Parliament Election and General Election, that a vote for the SNP "isn't about independence"'. Mind you, if you are a Unionist and have been voting for these trumpets, you must have the IQ of a flip flop. I think it may have been Alex Massie who wrote last week in The Times that this "de facto" plan is lose/lose for the Chief Mammy:

  1. The SNP/Melon munchers get more than 50 percent of the vote at the GE and the real Government will still say "No, GTF"
  2. The SNP/Melon munchers get less than 50 percent of the vote, she has burst her own football.
 
Aye, even the Navajo code talkers wid be lost on that!

A great opportunity for Duolingo and Google's Translation AIs - the World's first Navaho ↔ Doric dictionary.

It'll blow every fuse in Server Centre within milliseconds and create the planet's first Artificial Intelligence Denial Of Sanity attack.

Perhaps they need to cool the AI processors wie a few pints of heavy to gie yon computer a heed start?



Duolingo have Navajo, Klingon and High Valyrian, but not Doric.


 
An excellent post. Thanks. And it reveals that all other languages, including modern French, German, Spanish etc, can't compare with English in the capacity to create new words and concepts.

To take banal examples, the French word for "striptease" is "le striptease", and their word for "bestseller" is "le bestseller".
And, of course, there are no French words in English.

Now get your beret on straight, quaff back that champagne, tell your girlfriend she's looking very chic tonight and you will take her to the cabaret.

But don't take a detour there, en route you may end up in cul de sac. See if your hotel is serving gateau after your omelette and salad and make sure you've given your identity to the concierge. Did you enjoy the jubilee weekend (or as the Ffrench would say, le weekend).
 

BuggerAll

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And, of course, there are no French words in English.

Now get your beret on straight, quaff back that champagne, tell your girlfriend she's looking very chic tonight and you will take her to the cabaret.

But don't take a detour there, en route you may end up in cul de sac. See if your hotel is serving gateau after your omelette and salad and make sure you've given your identity to the concierge. Did you enjoy the jubilee weekend (or as the Ffrench would say, le weekend).
Touché
 

Diogenes' limp

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And, of course, there are no French words in English.

Now get your beret on straight, quaff back that champagne, tell your girlfriend she's looking very chic tonight and you will take her to the cabaret.

But don't take a detour there, en route you may end up in cul de sac. See if your hotel is serving gateau after your omelette and salad and make sure you've given your identity to the concierge. Did you enjoy the jubilee weekend (or as the Ffrench would say, le weekend).
Would that be the sparkling wine that an Englishman developed?

 

Auld-Yin

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And, of course, there are no French words in English.

Now get your beret on straight, quaff back that champagne, tell your girlfriend she's looking very chic tonight and you will take her to the cabaret.

But don't take a detour there, en route you may end up in cul de sac. See if your hotel is serving gateau after your omelette and salad and make sure you've given your identity to the concierge. Did you enjoy the jubilee weekend (or as the Ffrench would say, le weekend).
Ah but, having writ, the pen moves on and it is not Latin, French or Hindu words that are packing the lexicon now but street-American which is more slang than formal words. It is though changing the English spoken language and will continue to do so until the next 'fad' comes along. English language is not a fixed thing but moves with the times.
 
Ah but, having writ, the pen moves on and it is not Latin, French or Hindu words that are packing the lexicon now but street-American which is more slang than formal words. It is though changing the English spoken language and will continue to do so until the next 'fad' comes along. English language is not a fixed thing but moves with the times.
Alas the Americans will never replace the colloquially apt
bawbag
 

Forrest Gump

Old-Salt
A great opportunity for Duolingo and Google's Translation AIs - the World's first Navaho ↔ Doric dictionary.

It'll blow every fuse in Server Centre within milliseconds and create the planet's first Artificial Intelligence Denial Of Sanity attack.

Perhaps they need to cool the AI processors wie a few pints of heavy to gie yon computer a heed start?



Duolingo have Navajo, Klingon and High Valyrian, but not Doric.


Nah…let’s jus form a platoon of ex sojurz to head down to the snp and give em all a shoeing and kick em out…the dobbers
 

Auld-Yin

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Nah…let’s jus form a platoon of ex sojurz to head down to the snp and give em all a shoeing and kick em out…the dobbers
There's a word for that..



Revolution!
 

TamH70

MIA
There's a word for that..



Revolution!

I bagsie the job of the High Heid Yin of the Committee of Public Safety!

You can be my advisor.
 

Oh look - something else delayed......


Must be Westminster's fault - again!

The frustration isn't that the SNP can't run a bath, its that the still can't run a bath after 15+ years of constant and ever increasing failure - this latest failure is expected and therefore so normalised as to be largely unremarkable so, yet again, no SNP minister will be held to account and fired.

You could easily imagine, in the new Nationalist Socialist Banana Republic that medical refugees will be presenting at the English hard border desperate for help but, no doubt being held back at haggis point by the Natsyparty, tartan shirt wearing stormtroopers, a la North Korea
 

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